Cobras cause panic at Riyadh airport
A passenger arriving from Cairo caused panic at Riyadh airport when about 300 live poisonous cobras escaped from his luggage, a newspaper reported Wednesday. Al-Jazirah quoted eyewitnesses and officials at King Khaled International Airport as saying the cobras escaped Tuesday after a customs officer insisted that the man's suitcases be opened for a search, according to AFP.
Mohammad al-Dakheel, head of the airport's customs, said the snakes were killed in cooperation with the ministry of agriculture. He declined to reveal the number of the snakes, but eyewitnesses estimated it at around 300.
It was not immediately known why the passenger, whose nationality was not disclosed, was carrying those snakes. No injuries were reported. (Albawaba.com)
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